What We Ate This Week

Last Sunday I did my shopping but didn’t do any prep for the week as I was still feeling lousy from the cold I’ve been fighting and we had been up late the night before attending the Winter Jubilee.  On the menu were persimmons but neither store I went to had them so someone suggested plums or mangoes and since it’s a warm dish, I felt plums would be best.

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 5.17.16 PMSunday night we had Meatballs with Brussels Sprouts from The Fresh20 Paleo menu.  The meatballs weren’t sensational but I like to try recipes the way they are written the first time without changes (I’ll eat those words later, literally).  I should have known better as I was making them but I forged ahead and while they were fine, they weren’t great.  The Brussels Sprouts were amazing!

Monday I was super excited as I LOVE LOVE LOVE scallops!  The original recipe was Scallops with Warm Persimmon Salad. This dish was gorgeous to make and even better to eat!  The plums were sensational and this was a gorgeous meal to serve.  And you can never, ever go wrong with scallops!  It would be great for a dinner party!

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 5.17.03 PMWednesday I had a PC party so Bill’s sister made us dinner of steak, sweet potato and salad.  At the party I made Warm Vegetable Dip (which they devoured in a hot second) and Chocolate Lava Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream.

Thursday I was excited to get back in the kitchen… it was a long day on my feet (excited that chapter will be ending soon) and the Rustic Sausage Soup was perfect.  I added in a can of cannellini beans.  PC has a great recipe that is similar that has the beans.

Friday called for Chicken Ragu over Zoodles but I opted to make the Bikini Bolognese from Inspiralized.  That recipe NEVER disappoints.  So that is when I decided that, going forward, if I am reading a recipe and can tell right out of the gate it’s not going to be amazing, I can make it amazing.  I’m not new in the kitchen and I feel like I finally know what flavors go together and I have enough resources to find what I need.  Life’s too short to eat bland food, right?

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 5.16.26 PMTonight I hadn’t planned to cook because we have leftovers in the fridge, I had a late lunch and I’m not sure I’m in the mood but what is left on the menu is Tamale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Now that I’m thinking about it, yeah… it’s not going to happen. My ground beef is still frozen.  Plus, it’s just me tonight.  If someone else were here, I’d definitely be cooking.  

On another note, I renewed my StitchFix subscription and have my first box arriving next week!  Since I will be working more at Job#3 in the near future, I need some more business-appropriate attire.

Now, saving the best for last!  This week Pampered Chef revealed our NEW Spring/Summer products!  I’m so excited to be able to talk about them now!  Keeping them under wraps for five weeks was TOUGH, especially since I’ve been using the new skillets almost every day.  Not only are they gorgeous but they are exceptional!

See anything you like?  You can shop my kitchen anytime by clicking HERE!

So I think that is it for now… my quiet evening ahead consists of eating leftovers (I’m thinking that soup will be perfect), catching up on my reading (I’m currently reading this book that I started last summer!) and possibly a movie (aka whatever is on the Hallmark channel!)